Coating Inspector Program - Level 1-Blended

Coating Inspector Program Level 1 Blended

Coating Inspector Blended Program - Level 1 – Virtual Classroom

NACE is now delivering a virtual alternative to CIP 1 that students can take anytime, anywhere. Don’t put your learning on hold due to recent disruptions. Learn from home, or wherever you are, with the new CIP 1 Blended Program. Led by the same trusted CIP Certified NACE instructors, only virtually.

So what does a blended program look like?

Part I (Virtual Classroom) of the course is provided online over a two-day period, in a virtual classroom with a live instructor. Part II (Practical Classroom) of the course is 3 days of in-person instruction, including a hands-on lab, face-to-face demonstrations, and instruction in a coatings lab. The in-person portion of the course will be scheduled in the future, once local health and safety departments give NACE the go ahead.


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Virtual Classroom:

Part I of the course is provided online over a two-day period in a virtual classroom with a live instructor. In these first two days, you will learn the theory of coatings which includes:

  • An introduction to coating fundamentals
  • Coating types and curing mechanisms
  • Specifications and standards
  • And the role of the inspector

You’ll receive the same manual, reference material, and coursework such as exercises, quizzes, and activities you would receive in our traditional in-person classroom courses.

In-person Classroom:

Later, you will perform the in-person, real-world labs with your instructor face-to-face in an actual coatings lab. We will work with your schedule so you can complete Part II of this blended program. It will be offered at coatings facilities around the world.

Additional Resources to Prepare You:

Take advantage of additional resource materials available online anytime you want to access them. These resources include job aids, example specifications, and more. These are all included with your course registration.

CIP-1 Blended Brochure

CIP-1 Blended Frequently Asked Questions

CIP-1 Blended Press Release

CIP-Blended Comparison

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End of course exam

A practical exam is administered at the end of the Coating Inspector Blended Program-Level 1 - Practical Classroom course. You will need to register separately for this course after completing the virtual classroom course. Successful completion of the exam is required to earn a certificate of completion.

Certification requirements

Visit NACE International Institute for individual certification requirements. Requirements are specific to each certification and may include a combination of exams, application, course completion, work experience and proof of educational achievements.